When the "Buy This Mansion" signs came off the Cabrini Stuyvesant Polyclinic building on Second Avenue in the East Village, it was rumored that perhaps the old mansion of death was finally sold. Not so! The Villager reports that the brokers did not get permission from the Landmarks Preservation Commission to install the signs, and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation reported the violation. Said a non-Andrew Berman of the signs, "They are particularly troublesome because they are bolted into the masonry and the decorative terra cotta of the individual landmark, potentially causing serious damage to the building’s architectural fabric." Only the exterior of the building is landmarked, and the mysterious owners received permission to begin interior demolition. Meanwhile, the hunt for an "eco-mansion" buyer or private club operator continues.
· Poly owners pitch ‘eco-manse’ or club, but are nailed on signs [Villager]
· A Look Inside the East Village's Mansion of Death [Curbed]
· East Village Landmark Hits Market as 'Mansion' [Curbed]